A Markham student earned a $1,000 gift card after his entry in the Ontario School Cricket Association’s (OSCA) logo design contest landed in the top five.
Aiden Austria of St. Brother Andre Catholic High School and fellow runners-up were announced at the Premier’s Cup School Cricket 2022 launch in Brampton, along with the winning entry from Peel Region.
“I wish OSCA my very best wishes as you continue to share this great game with the next generation of cricketers,” Premier Doug Ford said at the event.
Fellow runners-up Alicia Vaccarella of St. Theresa of Lisieux C.H.S. in Richmond Hill and Carrie Ji of St. Robert C.H.S. in Thornhill also received a $1,000 Canadian Tire gift card.
The OSCA was founded in 2020 to promote healthy active lifestyles among school children through inclusive cricket programs. It builds on the community, municipal and education sector partnerships developed through the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) school cricket programs. It held a province-wide logo contest last fall.
“We are delighted to partner with the Canadian Tire Corporation and CIMA to energize and empower young people through the sport of cricket, which used to be the national sport of Canada many years ago,” says OSCA President Ken Jeffers. “We are thankful for the support we received from our educational sector partners and the Ontario Cricket Academy that helped make school physical activities more inclusive so they can positively impact the lives of young people.”
Photo: The Premier’s Cup School Cricket 2022 launch. Photo courtesy of the Ontario School Cricket Association.